The final pole position of the 2015-2016 season goes to Algarve Pro Racing as Jamie Winslow in the #25 Ligier JSP2 went quickest round the track this afternoon here in Sepang.

After the two free practice sessions, qualifying got underway for the final round of the 2015-2016 season of the Asian Le Mans Series here in Sepang. Jamie Winslow repeated his feat from November’s visit to the track and took pole with a best time of 1:58.676, 0.097 seconds quicker than last time. Oliver Webb placed the #8 Race Performance Oreca 03R Judd in 2nd place on the grid with his best time of 1:59.175. Sean Gelael in the #3 Jagonya Ayam with Eurasia Oreca 03R Nissan will start from 3rdthanks to his best lap time of 1:59.298.

In LMP3, Team AAI scored their first class pole of the season, with Masataka Yanagida in the #89 ADESS 03 setting a best lap of 2:06.283. Their rivals in LMP3, the #1 DC Racing Ligier JSP3, couldn’t take part in qualifying due to a gearbox issue, which they are fixing for the race and will start from the back of the grid.

In GT, pole was set by Christopher Mies, joining the crew of the #5 Absolute Racing Audi R8 LMS 2016 this weekend, with a best lap time of 2:06.180. Close behind with a best time of 2:06.192 was Adderly Fong in the #6 Bentley Team Absolute Bentley Continental GT3, one of the two Bentley GT3s joining the event this weekend. This is the first time since their victory at Le Mans in 2003 that a Bentley has taken part in an ACO event. Third quickest in the GT class was Rob Bell in the #3 Clearwater Racing McLaren 650S GT3, who set a time of 2:06.571.

In the CN class, the #21 Avelon Formula Wolf Racing GB08 claimed the class pole, with Denis Lian at the wheel, going round the track in a time of 2:09.570. Due to engine issues, the #69 Atlantic Racing Team Wolf Racing GB08 couldn’t take part in today’s qualifying, but they are working hard to make it for the race tomorrow.

In GTAM, despite having some competition from newcomers #77 Team Starspeed Racing with their Lamborghini Huracan LP620-2 Super Trofeo, the crew of the #51 KCMG Porsche GT3 Cup succeeded in claiming their 4th class pole of the season, with Yuan Bo setting the car’s best time of 2:13.846.

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